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iscsitarget gets replaced by tgt

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11


A system is configured as an iSCSI target using the iscsitarget package. Following an update with "zypper up" the iSCSI target service stops working.


To prevent the situation from happening, add a lock to prevent the tgt package from being selected as an installation candidate

    zypper addlock tgt


If the problem has already happened, it can be resolved with

    rpm -e tgt

    zypper in -n iscsitarget


It may be necessary to kill the tgtd service before iscsitarget can be started. The system may be rebooted, or simply


    killall tgtd


Before starting the iscsitarget service, it is necessary to move the old configuration back

    mv /etc/ietd.conf.rpmsave /etc/ietd.conf

After this, the normal iscsitarget service can be started.

Additional Information

The reason for this issue is that on release of SLES11 and SLES11 SP1, the tgt package was incorrectly marked as a replacement for the iscsitarget package. As long as the patch system is used for updates, either through YaST Online Update or through


    zypper patch


this issue will not be seen. It only happens when using the non-patch


    zypper up


to update packages.


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  • Document ID:7009913
  • Creation Date: 20-Dec-2011
  • Modified Date:14-Oct-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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